Hortense Hope Smart

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Hortense "Hope" Smart

November 24, 1935 - November 02, 2018

Hortense Hope Smart Hortense H. "Hope" (Miller) Smart, 82, of the Duley Road, Altona, New York, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Meadowbrook Healthcare in Plattsburgh.
She was born in Ellenburg Depot, N.Y., on Nov. 24, 1935, the daughter of Emmett and Emma (Cayea) Miller. She married Carlton Smart in October 1954. Hope enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Ganienkeh Bingo Hall. She worked as a bus driver for Northern Adirondack Central School, at Clinton Community College as a switchboard operator and retired from Clinton County Youth Bureau. She also enjoyed caring for her many pets over the years, her last being her cat "Smokey."
Hope was predeceased by her parents ,by her ex-husband Carlton in 1998, a son Dwight in 2013, her brothers Leonard, Lawrence, Leo and Gaylord Miller; sisters, Irene DuBrey, Eva Christiansen, Ida DeFayette, Loretta Desmarais and Velma Bonneau.
She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Layhee and her husband Richard of Dannemora; two sons, Dwayne Smart and his wife Melanie of Altona, David Smart and his wife Kelly of Altona; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Burrell-Smart of Florida, her brother Lyman "Gilbert" Miller and his wife Shirley of Chazy Lake; six grandchildren, Shannon (Michael) McGill, Darcy (David) Waldron, Shawn (Kelly) Smart, Jason Smart, Brady (Taylor Hadley) Smart and Lucas Smart. Also surviving her are great-grandchildren, Jack and Sullivan McGill, Jacoby Waldron, Bella, Cooper and Colton Smart, Nicholas Smart and great-granddaughter, Nora Waldron due in February 2019.
Hope is also survived by three step granddaughters, Michelle (Emmett) Drollette, Frances (Scott) Minckler and Rebecca (Andre) Chauvin and eleven step great-grandchildren, Alec and Reese Carr, Aidan and Liam Drollette, Montana, Hailee and Zachary Minckler, Thomas Ketchum and Kellen, Wyatt and Belle Chauvin.
Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive her.
In lieu of flowers donations in Hope's memory may be made to Altona Fire Department and Elmore SPCA.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Church in Altona, N.Y.
Interment will follow at Holy Angels Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 3123 Miner Farm Road, Altona, New York 12910, (518) 236-5986. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on November 4, 2018
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Uncle Gil & Aunt Shirley
Nov 05, 2018
It breaks our hearts that we can't be there with the family. We are so thankful we saw her right before we left but sad that she won't be there this Spring. We send our deepest sympathy to you Sandy, Dwayne and David. We will keep you in our prayers. Please stay in touch with us.
JoAnn Layhee
Nov 05, 2018
My deepest sympathy to all of Hope's family, she was always a pleasure to chat with when I saw her usually in the grocery store and we would complain about the prices. Rest in Peace Hope, you deserve it with all you have struggled with health wise.
Crystal Litzau
Nov 05, 2018
My deepest heartfelt sympathy to all of you .. Sandy, Dwayne and David. I’ll miss seeing her when I go North in the summer. She was a very special Lady .. one of my favorites. Mom and Dad regret not being there .. but I’m sure you understand. If you need anything please let me know! Hugs ❤️
Suzette Pavone
Nov 04, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss Sandy, I have fond memories of her and the stories that have been told by her and my mom are so funny. Hugs and prayers for your healing. Love Suzy
Jan Gosselin
Nov 04, 2018
Aunt Hope has been in my life for as long as I can remember. She babysat me and then I babysat her kids. For the last several years Saturday has been our lunch date. Losing her creates a great void in my life. I am certain she is having a great reunion with her nine siblings.
Barbara Miller Shurtleff
Nov 04, 2018
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear Aunt Hortense who was the youngest of my father's sisters (11 children). I remember her wit, her smile, and her voice just as if she were speaking to me right now. I know she is at rest and in the loving arms of her parents and brothers and sisters who predeceased her.
Cierra Blanchard
Nov 04, 2018
Hope, you were a very kind , giving person . I had the pleasure of working with you for many years. I miss our talks, baking cookies and pies together, and enjoyed our talks, laughs and company together. We talked about going to lunch one of these days and bring the baby to meet you. It makes me sad that you didnt get to meet her but i know you are looking down guiding us. I love and miss you hope.
Susan Gosselin
Nov 04, 2018
Many of my favorite childhood memories include Aunt Hope. Terribly grateful my children had the opportunity to get to know her as well. I adored her quick wit, kind nature and love for family. My deepest sympathy to everyone.
Judy Layhee
Nov 04, 2018
Hope, you were a very kind and giving lady, you always had a smile and never had a bad word to say, Rest my dear friend, you will be missed by all. 💙💙💙🦋🦋🦋
Jason smart
Nov 04, 2018
I am one of grandsons, I miss and think of her every minute of the day. God took a angel. You are probably enjoying the time with my papa my great grandmother and my uncle. I miss all of you very much and I think about you ALL every day..